PTSD and Insomnia


Two of the 20 symptoms of PTSD are related to sleep difficulties, including nightmares, dreading going to sleep or avoiding sleeping in designated sleeping areas.

The first step to finding a VA provider trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I) is to reach out to any health care provider and ask for a referral for insomnia treatment. If you are a Veteran who is experiencing a crisis or supporting a loved one who is, call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 for immediate assistance, or chat online at

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